Learning in the PYP

What’s been happening in the PYP classrooms this week?

Usually in my article for the TIS TIMES I have tended to focus on the learning of a whole grade level. However, this week I would like to share an individual student’s connection and learning to a recent unit of inquiry. The lens of looking for learning is on Chaerin (from Tom’s class in Grade 2) taking action.

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In the Primary Years Program, taking action is one of the five essential elements of the program. As a result of the student’s learning in a unit of inquiry, they reflect on what they have learnt, transfer this to situations beyond the classroom and may at some point take some form of action. This could be direct or indirect action or simply raising awareness.

In Chaerin’s case, she showed how knowledgeable she is about bees and chose to take action based on what she had learnt in her current Sharing the Planet unit of inquiry. She decided that she wanted to make a video to inform others and raise awareness about how bees help us and why we rely on them. She also explained what our responsibilities as humans are in terms of ensuring bees survive for the future.

Please use this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IujEN7Q4U_k to check out Chaerin’s video and if you see Chaerin around the school please ask her questions about bees and her video.

Greg Parker
PYP coordinator